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expletive exclamation comma by Lindsey Thäden

Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton
First Presidential Debate, 2016
Broadcast by NBC at
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

………………………………………………………………..i just—
……………………………………………………..smashed an empty
………………………………………………..diet coke fridge pack and
………………………………………….threw it at my lover in an argument
……………………………………..about donald trump. Suddenly we debate
……………………………………Black Lives Matter and KKK like it’s 1960.
……………………………………Alabaster dripping, whipping, slipping from
……………………………………my hands : red, yellow, Blue Man, blackson
………………………………………polljack. i just— stormed out to smell my
…………………………………………….lavender, rosemary, thyme to bring
………………………………………………………….me back to this provincial
……………………………………………………………………….street in Iowa :
……………………………………………………………………..where no one is
.……………………………………………………………….marching, no
…………………………………………………………..one is killing,
………………………………………….no one is drowning—
……………………………….but where it matters.


About the author:

expletive exclamation comma debuted in Vending Machine Press. Lindsey Thäden is a poet masked as a Master’s of Nursing Practice student. Her poetry has also appeared or is forthcoming in Apeiron Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Metro New York, & Passages North.

For more information, check out https://lindseythaden.tumblr.com
For more poetry, support this artist at https://www.gofundme.com/3dv2ars?pc=sms_db_co2876_v1

1 Comment on expletive exclamation comma by Lindsey Thäden

  1. Insanely good.

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